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How Coronavirus Could Save Our Democracy

Stuart Lyle You have heard of the “October Surprise,” that unexpected turn of events, sometimes manufactured or timed, sometimes just random, that has out-sized influence on the results in November due to its close proximity to the election.  Think Comey’s 2016 announcement of reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, or Kissinger’s announcement that…

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Why Clinton Lost, and More Importantly, Why Biden Might Lose as Well

Dan Mason After the spectacular failure of Hillary Clinton to win a shoe-in election for one anointed and “whose time had come,” someone who deserved to be rewarded for past service to the people, the country, and the entirety of humanity at large, the Democrat Party elites tried to grapple with the reality of the…

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Adam Schiff Got Mad… and Missed the Point

Stuart Lyle The denouement of a week of public testimony in the US House of Representatives Impeachment Inquiry was Adam Schiff’s closing statement.  He alternated between sneering at the Republicans and getting furious with their character assassinations and stonewalling.  In contrast with Devin Nunes’ obscurantist approach, Schiff quoted the Republican Ranking Member of a different…

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Requiem for a Hawk

Intro by b. traven Bill Clinton, that paragon of marital fidelity, could not wait when he was president to rush to Richard Nixon’s funeral to pay his respect to the man who was drummed from the of Presidency for his alleged crimes and misdemeanors while in office. Clinton has now, in concert with his equally…

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What Next for Kavanaugh?

Don Rose “What goes around comes around!” So goes the commonplace unveiled threat of reprisal from an uncommonplace individual in a very uncommonplace situation. I speak, of course, of Brett Kavanaugh’s tirade against Democrats and assorted other evil-doers who had the temerity to pose hard questions and actually (gasp) oppose his nomination to the highest…